Valid for Submission
S06.370A is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of contusion, laceration, and hemorrhage of cerebellum without loss of consciousness, initial encounter. The code S06.370A is valid during the fiscal year 2021 from October 01, 2020 through September 30, 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code S06.370A might also be used to specify conditions or terms like brain injury without open intracranial wound and with concussion, cerebellar contusion, cerebellar contusion with open intracranial wound, cerebellar contusion with open intracranial wound and concussion, cerebellar contusion with open intracranial wound and no loss of consciousness , cerebellar contusion without open intracranial wound, etc.
S06.370A is an initial encounter code, includes a 7th character and should be used while the patient is receiving active treatment for a condition like contusion laceration and hemorrhage of cerebellum without loss of consciousness. According to ICD-10-CM Guidelines an "initial encounter" doesn't necessarily means "initial visit". The 7th character should be used when the patient is undergoing active treatment regardless if new or different providers saw the patient over the course of a treatment. The appropriate 7th character codes should also be used even if the patient delayed seeking treatment for a condition.
The appropriate 7th character is to be added to each code from block Intracranial injury (S06). Use the following options for the aplicable episode of care:
- A - initial encounter
- D - subsequent encounter
- S - sequela
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Brain injury without open intracranial wound AND with concussion
- Cerebellar contusion
- Cerebellar contusion with open intracranial wound
- Cerebellar contusion with open intracranial wound AND concussion
- Cerebellar contusion with open intracranial wound AND no loss of consciousness
- Cerebellar contusion without open intracranial wound
- Cerebellar contusion without open intracranial wound AND with concussion
- Cerebellar laceration
- Cerebellar laceration with open intracranial wound
- Cerebellar laceration with open intracranial wound AND concussion
- Cerebellar laceration with open intracranial wound AND no loss of consciousness
- Contusion of brain without open intracranial wound
- Laceration of brain with open intracranial wound
Convert S06.370A to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code S06.370A its ICD-9 equivalent. The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 code and the ICD-9 code and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.
Information for Patients
Traumatic Brain Injury
Also called: Acquired brain injury, TBI
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) happens when a bump, blow, jolt, or other head injury causes damage to the brain. Every year, millions of people in the U.S. suffer brain injuries. More than half are bad enough that people must go to the hospital. The worst injuries can lead to permanent brain damage or death. Half of all TBIs are from motor vehicle accidents. Military personnel in combat zones are also at risk.
Symptoms of a TBI may not appear until days or weeks following the injury. A concussion is the mildest type. It can cause a headache or neck pain, nausea, ringing in the ears, dizziness, and tiredness. People with a moderate or severe TBI may have those, plus other symptoms:
- A headache that gets worse or does not go away
- Repeated vomiting or nausea
- Convulsions or seizures
- Inability to awaken from sleep
- Slurred speech
- Weakness or numbness in the arms and legs
- Dilated eye pupils
Health care professionals use a neurological exam and imaging tests to assess TBI. Serious traumatic brain injuries need emergency treatment. Treatment and outcome depend on how severe the injury is. TBI can cause a wide range of changes affecting thinking, sensation, language, or emotions. TBI can be associated with post-traumatic stress disorder. People with severe injuries usually need rehabilitation.
NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
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